The world’s best B&B according to TripAdvisor's Travellers’ Choice awards have been revealed with The 25 Boutique B&B in Torquay taking the top spot. 

A Scottish listing was also named in the top 10, making it the best B&B in Scotland according to TripAdvisor. 

Hillstone Lodge in Colbost on the Isle of Skye was named seventh in the list. 

The lodge is described as a relaxing place for guests that takes "full advantage of natural local materials." 

The house was designed by the award-winning architects Rural Design in Dunvegan.  The location was carefully chosen to offer the best views of Loch Dunvegan and the surrounding landscape.

Speaking exclusively to The Herald, the owners of Hillstone Lodge told of their 'unexpected surprise' at the recognition saying: “We are delighted to be included in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for 2019.

"This is very humbling and we are overjoyed as it is based on the experience of our guests whilst staying at Hillstone Lodge on the Isle of Skye."


"We look forward to hosting many more guests and helping them to have a fabulous vacation in Scotland.”

TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and opinions specific to each award category.

TripAdvisor spokesperson Hayley Coleman said: “Many hospitality awards select winners with a panel of judges but the Travellers’ Choice Awards are different, they are based on feedback from actual guests over the past year, which is what makes them so well-regarded within the industry.